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Categories News magazine
Frequency Weekly
Year founded 2002; 15 years ago (2002)
Country Iran
Based in Tehran
Language Persian

Chelcheragh (Chandelier in English) is a weekly social and news magazine printed in Tehran, Iran.

History and profile[edit]

Chelcheragh was established in 2002.[1] The magazine is published on a weekly basis on Saturdays[2] and targets younger readers and provides cultural and societal news.[1][3] The headquarters of the weekly is in Tehran.[4] It has a reformist stance and reformist figures such as Mohammad Khatami.[1] Fereidoon Amouzadeh Khalili is the managing editor and actress Bahareh Rahnama is among the contributors of the magazine.[5] In November 2010 the weekly was temporarily folded.[3] It was restarted in January 2011.[2]

The weekly organizes cultural events and one in January 2014 was cancelled by the Iranian authorities.[5] It also publishes interviews with politicians such as Hassan Rouhani which was published following his election as president in June 2013.[6] The weekly were locked up several times due to some of their columns such as "Assansorchi" (in English means "elevator man" .[7]

During these many years there were talented Iranian working in this weekly magazine such as Bozorgmehr Hosseinpour, Touka Neyestani,Amirmehdi Jole,Afshin Sadeghizadeh,Shermin Naderi,Pouria Alami,Siavash Zamiran,Mina Einifar,Negar Mofid,Niloufar Hajirahimi,Parichehr Bagheri,Naznin Matinnia,etc.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Chelcheragh". Iran Media Program. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Iran Lifts Ban On Reformist Weekly "Chelcheragh"". Payvand. 5 January 2011. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Iran shuts down reformist weekly - ISNA". Reuters. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Rageh Omaar (April 2007). "Young Iranians are doing more to transform their country than any outside agency could do". Rozaneh Magazine. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Authorities Close Cultural Events in Tehran Despite Rouhani's Recent Support of Artists". Iran Human Rights. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Mahboobeh Khansari (15 July 2013). "Your Sword will be Broken by our Pens". The Majalla. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  7. ^ نشريه "چلچراغ" توقيف شد Fars News Agency. 1 September 1989. Retrieved 6 September 2014.

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